2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Visible Minority (15), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details visible minority , immigrant status and period of immigration , age groups and sex for the population in private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Visible minority (15) Immigrant status and period of immigration (11)
Total - Immigrant status and period of immigration Non-immigrantsFootnote 3 ImmigrantsFootnote 4 Before 1971 1971 to 1980 1981 to 1990 1991 to 2000 2001 to 2011Footnote 5 2001 to 2005 2006 to 2011 Non-permanent residentsFootnote 6
Total - Population by visible minority 32,852,325 25,720,175 6,775,765 1,261,060 870,775 949,895 1,539,055 2,154,990 992,070 1,162,915 356,380
Total visible minority populationFootnote 7 6,264,750 1,938,430 4,075,715 156,015 461,345 640,155 1,150,950 1,667,255 760,495 906,760 250,605
South AsianFootnote 8 1,567,405 484,135 1,047,505 36,200 117,735 134,720 317,040 441,810 226,520 215,290 35,760
Chinese 1,324,745 358,565 920,795 45,975 105,960 155,810 304,055 308,990 167,770 141,220 45,385
Black 945,670 410,770 502,620 38,655 80,515 75,895 112,540 195,015 76,925 118,085 32,275
Filipino 619,310 143,900 430,470 8,160 37,630 51,090 115,330 218,250 72,205 146,045 44,940
Latin American 381,280 80,785 274,445 3,955 25,475 59,620 60,660 124,735 48,935 75,800 26,050
Arab 380,625 102,275 258,520 5,930 14,395 31,460 67,450 139,285 56,130 83,150 19,820
Southeast AsianFootnote 9 312,075 108,245 196,495 2,700 34,720 65,950 46,120 47,005 18,810 28,200 7,340
West AsianFootnote 10 206,840 35,700 164,560 810 4,120 22,690 55,515 81,425 40,565 40,855 6,585
Korean 161,130 27,365 113,445 2,620 11,455 10,900 31,395 57,075 28,945 28,125 20,315
Japanese 87,265 56,210 24,965 2,765 3,705 2,175 6,015 10,305 4,030 6,275 6,095
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 11 106,475 43,105 61,480 4,845 11,495 12,360 15,250 17,530 7,770 9,760 1,890
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 12 171,935 87,375 80,420 3,395 14,140 17,475 19,590 25,825 11,875 13,945 4,140
Not a visible minorityFootnote 13 26,587,570 23,781,745 2,700,050 1,105,050 409,430 309,735 388,100 487,730 231,575 256,160 105,780

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 3

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 4

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 5

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 6

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit, or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 7

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 8

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 9

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Malaysian,' 'Laotian,' etc.

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Footnote 10

For example, 'Iranian,' 'Afghan,' etc.

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Footnote 11

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 12

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 13

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011030.

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